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Public Papers - 1989 - November

Nomination of James B. Edwards To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation

1989-11-17

The President today announced his intention to nominate James B. Edwards to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation until the date of the annual meeting of the Corporation in 1990. He would succeed Michael A. McManus, Jr.

Since 1982 Dr. Edwards has served as president of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Prior to this, he served as Governor of South Carolina, 1975 - 1981; South Carolina State senator, 1972 - 1975; chairman of the First Congressional District Republican Committee, 1970 - 1971; and chairman of the Charleston County Republican Party, 1964 - 1969. In addition, Dr. Edwards was an oral surgeon in Charleston, SC, 1960 - 1974.

Dr. Edwards graduated from the College of Charleston (B.S., 1950) and the University of Louisville (D.M.D., 1955). He attended the graduate medical school of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edwards was born June 24, 1927, in Hawthorne, FL. He served in the U.S. Maritime Service, 1944 - 1947, and in the U.S. Navy, 1955 - 1957. Dr. Edwards is married, has two children, and resides in Mount Pleasant, SC.

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